Astro-Med Dash 8U Thermal Recorder 8 Channel

Astro-Med Dash 8U Thermal Recorder 8 Channel
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Astro-Med Dash 8U
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8 Channel Thermal Recorder w/ Universal Inputs
 
Astro-Med Dash 8U Features
  • 10.4" Color Monitor for real-time viewing and playback
  • Internal 4 GB Hard Drive for data storage
  • 100 MB Removable ZIP Drive for storage
  • 8 Channels with Isolated Inputs
  • Real-time Mathematics: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication ( option )
  • Rugged, Compact and Portable - Less than 20 lbs.
  • Internal signal conditioning for single ended voltage, differential voltage, thermocouple and DC bridge signals
  • Optional input modules for high voltage, RTD, and frequency-to-voltage
Astro-Med Dash 8U Specs
Inputs
  • Number of channels: 8
  • Input Type: universal
  • Connector: Screw terminal with removable connector

Voltage Inputs
  • Types: Isolated single-ended, isolated differential
  • Measuring Range: Single-ended: 500mV to 40V full scale. Differential: 5mV to 500mV full scale

Accuracy
  • Bandwidth: 2 kHz (-3dB)
  • Input Coupling: DC
  • Input Impedance: 1 Meg ohms
  • Zero Offset: Yes
  • Engineering Units: Yes

Thermocouple Inputs
  • Types: J, K, E and T
  • Measuring Range:
    Type J: 0 °C to 760 °C
    Type K: 0 °C to 1370 °C
    Type T: -160 °C to 400 °C
    Type E: -100 °C to 1000 °C
  • Engineering Units: °C or °F

DC Bridge Inputs
  • Type: Isolated full bridge
  • Excitation: Isolated 10V at 30 mA
  • Measuring Range: Differential: 5mV to 500mV full scale
  • Auto-balance: Yes
  • Engineering Units: Yes

Digital Signal Processing
  • Sample Rate: 20 kHz
  • ADC Resolution: 16-bit
  • Functions: Filter, RMS, Integration, Differentiation
  • Filter Choices: Low pass with stops from 1 Hz to 1000 Hz; High pass with starts from 0.1 Hz to 100 Hz; Notch with 50 or 60 Hz center

Event Inputs

Number of Inputs: 8 external event markers


Front Panel Display
  • Type: Active Matrix Color LCD
  • Viewing Area: 10.4" (diagonal), Resolution: 640 x 480

Chart Recorder
  • Recording Method: Direct thermal
  • Chart Size: 216 mm (8.5") W x 139 mm (5.5") L; Z-fold, 300 sheets, 137.5 ft
  • Resolution: 8 dpm (200 dpi) amplitude axis; 10 dpm time axis
  • Chart Speed: 1 mm/hr to 100 mm/sec
  • Dual Speed: Automatic change of speed with trigger
  • Remote Start / Stop: TTL level or switch closure
  • External Speed Control: TTL pulse
  • Text Printing: Print ASCII files from ZIP disk
  • Maximum Waveform Size: 200 mm
  • Amplitude Grids: 8 independent grids up to 200 mm user defined
  • Annotation: System Log printed automatically (time, date, speed)

Data Capture
  • Sample Rate: 0.2 Hz to 20 kHz per channel
  • Disk Capacity: 800 million samples, 1000 records
  • Maximum Record: 800 million samples

Record Review
  • Formats: Strip chart, numeric, tabular, XY plot
  • Display: Use cursors to select sections and make measurements
  • Chart: Playback all or any section and x1/8 to x8
  • ZIP Archive: Up to 45 million samples
  • ASCII conversion: Direct conversion to ASCII format

ZIP Drive
  • Format: MSDOS
  • Function: Setup files, software upgrades and data transfer / archive
 
Power

Input Voltage: 90 - 250 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz (auto-select)